Urban Astronomer http://kalw.org en Urban Astronomer: A look at the Earth from the Moon http://kalw.org/post/urban-astronomer-look-earth-moon <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Paul Salazar, or – as he calls himself on his </span><a href="http://urbanastronomer.blogspot.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">blog</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> – the Urban Astronomer recently joined </span>KALW’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Ben </span>Trefny<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in studio to talk about what’s up with the universe.</span></p><p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 00:47:53 +0000 Ben Trefny 42114 at http://kalw.org Urban Astronomer: A look at the Earth from the Moon Urban Astronomer explains the Perseid Shower http://kalw.org/post/urban-astronomer-explains-perseid-shower <p></p><p>This weekend, over 100 meteors per hour will descend on Earth in the annual Perseid Shower, otherwise known as the "fireball champion." This shower contains the highest concentration of bright meteors, called fireballs, which are known for leaving bright, visible streaks in the sky as they fall, more so than any other recurring meteor shower. San Francisco's "Urban Astronomer" Paul Salazar explained what you can see in the night sky over the weekend.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 00:46:00 +0000 Ben Trefny 31340 at http://kalw.org Urban Astronomer explains the Perseid Shower Where's the best place to view the Comet PanSTARRS? http://kalw.org/post/wheres-best-place-view-comet-panstarrs <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">UFOs may be a bit far fetched, but this week there is something else coming from outer space. The Comet </span>PanSTARRS<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> can be seen in western skies this week. &nbsp;To learn more about the science behind the spectacle, </span>KALW's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Ben </span>Trefny<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> spoke with </span><a href="http://urbanastronomer.blogspot.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">Urban Astronomer Paul Salazar</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 23:52:26 +0000 Ben Trefny 24321 at http://kalw.org Where's the best place to view the Comet PanSTARRS? WEB EXCLUSIVE: The "other" spectacular solar event coming to a sky near you http://kalw.org/post/web-exclusive-other-spectacular-solar-event-coming-sky-near-you <p>Paul Salazar is a member of the San Francisco Amateur Astronomers and keeps a regular astronomy blog called the <a href="http://urbanastronomer.blogspot.com/">Urban Astronomer</a>. He sat down with KALW&rsquo;s Ben Trefny to talk about the upcoming solar eclipse. He also explained what he calls a &quot;spectacular solar event&quot; that only happens twice every hundred years. It&#39;s called the Transit of Venus and it&#39;s happening on June 5. Listen to find out where and when to watch.</p> Wed, 16 May 2012 22:37:18 +0000 Ben Trefny 10757 at http://kalw.org WEB EXCLUSIVE: The "other" spectacular solar event coming to a sky near you Fire in the sky: Urban astronomer explains annular eclipse http://kalw.org/post/fire-sky-urban-astronomer-explains-annular-eclipse <p>It&rsquo;s only once a year that you can experience almost complete darkness in the afternoon sky. This Sunday, the Western United States will experience a solar eclipse. But in a special path across Northern California, the moon will be almost fully enclosed by the disc of the sun, creating a &ldquo;Ring of Fire&rdquo; effect. To learn more about the science behind the spectacle &ndash; and another reason to look up later in May &ndash; KALW&#39;s Ben Trefny talked to our local expert, Paul Salazar. Wed, 16 May 2012 20:26:55 +0000 Ben Trefny 10741 at http://kalw.org Fire in the sky: Urban astronomer explains annular eclipse